- Date: Saturday August 20, 2016
- Racecourse: Royal Randwick
- Race Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
- Prize Money: $250,000
2016 Warwick Stakes News
Trainer John O’Shea admits that it will be hard for Hartnell to topple Winx in the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday but is confident the English import will be able to test the super star mare on day two of ‘The Championships’ if the conditions are right.
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The 2016 Warwick Stakes is a weight-for-age event held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney every August. The Group 2 event is run over a 1400m journey with $250,000 in prize money up for grabs.
It’s held on the same day as the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes and also the Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes, both events exclusively for three-year-olds. The Warwick Stakes used to be a feature event held at Warwick Farm racecourse.
The Warwick Stakes often fields runners which competed in the Group 3 Missile Stakes two weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens. It’s another of the races that mixes the fresh spring talent with the winter campaigners well into their preparation.
Well performing horses will move from this race directly on to the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over a mile at Randwick in a fortnight.
Metal Bender won the 2010 event first up after a successful Brisbane Winter Carnival in which he claimed the Group 1 Doomben Cup. He joined a list of outstanding horses to have won the Warwick Stakes including Racing To Win in 2008, Sunline in 1999 and back to back winner Super Impose in 1991-1992.
The best ever though has to be Lohnro which won in 2001 and 2003 and only missed out in 2002 after finishing a tight second to Defier.
2016 Warwick Stakes Field
The $250,000 Group 2 Warwick Stakes for 2016 will be run on Saturday 20 August at Royal Randwick. The 2016 Warwick Stakes field is now published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||701x90324x||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||7||59kg||111|
|2||14x4650x5x||HARTNELL (GB)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||3||59kg||110|
|3||003x08533x||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||5||59kg||108|
|4||3x354094x2||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Tommy Berry||2||59kg||107|
|5||2111x0649x||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||6||58.5kg||99|
|6||x111x1111x||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||4||57kg||123|
|7||648915x41x||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||1||57kg||116|
Warwick Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Warwick Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Winx||2 Hartnell||3 Rebel Dane||1:23.83|
|2015||1 Royal Descent||2 Pornichet||3 Messene||1:21.57|
|2014||1 Tiger Tees||2 Royal Descent||3 Criterion||1:27.73|
|2013||1 Veyron||2 Streama||3 Rain Affair||1:21.55|
|2012||1 Pinwheel||2 Secret Admirer||3 Danleigh||1:22.5|
|2011||1 Pinwheel||2 Ilovethiscity||3 Startsmeup||1:25.8|
|2010||1 Metal Bender||2 Triple Honour||3 Danleigh||1:24.2|
|2009||1 Trusting||2 O’lonhro||3 Mr Baritone||1:21.5|
|2008||1 Racing to Win||2 Gallant Tess||3 Danzippo||1:24.5|
|2007||Race not run|
|2006||1 Courts In Session||2 Racing To Win||3 Desert War||1:23.3|
|2005||1 Sir Dex||2 Dizelle||3 Sportsman||1:22.8|
|2004||1 Private Steer||2 So Assertive||3 Niello||1:22.7|
|2003||1 Lonhro||2 Clangalang||3 Defier||1:24.3|
|2002||1 Defier||2 Lonhro||3 Republic Lass||1:22.8|
|2001||1 Lonhro||2 Diamond Dane||3 Shogun Lodge||1:17.3|
|2000||1 Al Mansour||2 Hire||3 Celestial Choir||1:14.7|